Thanks to my good friend Andy (@andysinc41) for the pint sample of this Gwatkin Yarlington Mill Cider.
This dram, distilled in 1954 and bottled a whopping 51 years later in 2006, is a fine example of the Wood Makes The Whisky campaign that Gordon and MacPhail are currently promoting.
Another Single Variety Cider from Sheppys, this time Dabinett, and another Dobbies purchase also.
Old Caol Ila as a way of celebrating the drams dramming and adding the final touch to a fabulous tasting, well yes please would always be the answer,
This is the 19th Day of the whisky advent calendar with this The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 6, I've previously tried The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 4 so this excites me.
Day 17 of the whisky advent calendar was this Mackmyra Brukswhisky the first time I've reviewed a dram from this Swedish distillery on the blog.
Another Sheppys cider this Kingston Black is a Single Variety Cider with all produced using Kingston Black Apples picked up in my local Dobbies Garden Centre.
There's always the occasional dram that really jumps out and surprises you and this was one of them, a fabulous single cask bottling of 21 year old Springbank at Cask Strength.
Unlike a lot of my whisky drinking friends, when i'm out i tend not to look at Ales and Beers, which i can and do also drink, but i've had for the last 5 or 6 years a great appreciated of Cider, whether thats fruity Swedish ones (are they really cider) or proper ciders from the south coast of the UK.
I've had some younger 21 year old Port Dundas in the past and our first dram of the day, after a lovely cocktail, was actually a 27 year old Port Dundas, but this 36 year old one i wrote notes for.
Many thanks to my very good whisky friend Steve (@steveprentice) from the Somerset Whisky Blog for this bottle of Sheppys Mulled Cider.
Many thanks to my good whisky friend Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) from the Nosing Arse blog for this sample of Pittyvaich; my first time trying anything from this distillery.
This 16 year old Aberfeldy dram is the latest release from this highland distillery.
Day 13 on the whisky advent calendar was this Glendronach 12 Year Old.
This is the day 11 dram from my Whisky Advent Calendar, and the third time I've tried a That Boutique-y Whisky Company Arran batch after previously having batch 1 and batch 3.
Another cider review from Sheppys this is their Cider with Honey which I picked up in my local Dobbies Garden Centre.
The most recent Octomore release from Bruichladdich is this Islay Barley 7.3 Peated to 169PPM.
Peated to 208PPM this was initially matured in American Oak then in casks which previously held Syrah wine
Another Octomore, this time the 2009 distilled Islay Barley Peated to a whopping 258PPM.
This Octomore 1695 Discovery is a 7 year old Octomore bottled (well only 1695 bottles) for Feis Ile in 2014 at a whopping 69.5%